Signed to San Francisco’s Father/Daughter Records, Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman write prickly sweet pop-punk primed for a tumultuous era as Diet Cig. Quickly carving a space for themselves in New York as a result of their infectious live shows, the duo released their debut record in 2017.

Swear I’m Good at This is rickety, playful, and packed with catchy melodies and emotional honesty. Luciano has found herself in a precarious moment and she makes no qualms about addressing issues facing young women like her with exuberant energy and candor.

Now, to jump-start 2019 with a bang, Diet Cig will headline a set tonight at the beloved Rickshaw Stop as part of the venue’s week-long 15th anniversary party.

2017 brought about the Women’s March and 2018 saw the remarkable force of the #MeToo movement, but if Luciano has her say, this year will be the year her stomach stops hurting from having to explain herself to men. How’s that for a new year’s resolution?

Joining the celebration with Diet Cig are San Francisco’s garage-pop rockers the She’s and Oakland-based shoegaze outfit, Topographies.

Diet Cig, The She’s, Topographies
Rickshaw Stop
January 8, 2019
8pm, $20